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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffLaura Milvy Date: Jul 12, 2010 2:28pm
Forum: news Subject: Libraries Have a Novel Idea Lenders Join Forces to Let Patrons Check Out Digital Scans of Shelved Book Collections (Wall Street Journal)

"By GEOFFREY A. FOWLER

"SAN FRANCISCO—Libraries are expanding e-book offerings with out-of-print editions, part of a broader effort to expand borrowing privileges in the Internet Age that could challenge traditional ideas about copyright.

"Starting Tuesday, a group of libraries led by the Internet Archive, a nonprofit digital library, are joining forces to create a one-stop website for checking out e-books, including access to more than a million scanned public domain books and a catalog of thousands of contemporary e-book titles available at many public libraries."

read more here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703279704575335193054884632.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

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